Friday, August 19, 2005

Packing sucks

I seem to have an emotional attachment to objects like plane tickets and movie tickets and letters, etc. I think it's because I'm so distracted and unthinking usually that things like objects trigger memory recollection. Anyhow, that's why it's so hard for me to throw things away. I forget things. I find things that help me remember. I don't want to throw them away and pack/file them somewhere. I forget. Unfortunately, these things rarely get reviewed and I might as well have thrown them away. All the while, I'm missing out on all the memory review I should be undergoing on a regular basis.

What doesn't help is that it all happens when you're packing at the last minute AND you have an irrational aversion to adding things to landfills.

3 comments:

Ethan said...

same here with letters

Will said...

You don't delete your email, either, right? I was shutting down my work computer for the last time and just scrolling through the emails brought back a rush of memories. I guess it's good to do that daily.. go through all your emails to get a sense of the big picture of your life.

Ethan said...

No, I don't delete. Actually, I forward emails from my work address to Gmail at the end of the day.